Bhushan had alleged that Sinha had 90 meetings with Qureshi in over 15 months.
However, the I-T report gave a clean chit to CBI director Ranjit Sinha regarding his alleged links with Qureshi.
Ranjith Sinha’s meeting were recorded in a visitors’ register at his New Delhi residence and leaked to media and others by a whistleblower last month.
The court said vetting of reports by top officers of CBI, including its Director, should be based upon “sound and legally sustainable reasons”.
Sinha pleaded that continuance of this case even for a single day would cause more public harm and would affect 2G cases.
SC asked the CBI not to take any final decision on any case after serious allegations against its Director Ranjit Sinha.
Once the government at the Centre changed, developments in the case moved fast.
Bhushan had claimed that two unidentified persons gave him the visitors’ logbook.
The court said it was necessary since CPIL affidavit asking the court to pass orders against Sinha was not in compliance with the SC Rules.
Vikas Singh, counsel for Ranjit Sinha, has filed his reply to the apex court in two parts, one of which is in the sealed cover.
The apex court had earlier asked Sinha to reply to the plea moved for removing him from the 2G probe.
Sinha should step down till he is cleared by the apex court.
The bench agreed to issue notice to Sinha and posted the case after next date of hearing of 2G scam, Sep 15.
SC sought Ranjit Sinha’s explanation over the controversial visitors’ logbook at his Delhi residence.
There is a gathering cloud over the CBI chief. To protect the agency, he should step down.